The Scarlet Pimpernel is the story of Sir Percy Blakeney, an English nobleman living in France during the Reign of Terror. Percy maintains a secret identity, that of the Scarlet Pimpernel, and uses this in conjunction with a society symbolized by the title flower to rescue nobles from execution by guillotine. Blakeney becomes a hero of the people and manages to save hundreds, establishing his alter ego as a fixture of the Terror.

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